Ernest Stephen Lumsden

English , 1883 - 1948

Ernest Stephen Lumsden was born in 1883 in London. He studied at the University College in the art department in Reading and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He taught at Edinburgh College of Art and between travels abroad, he spent the rest of his career in Scotland.

From 1905 to 1935, Lumsden produced 336 plates inspired by his travels to Paris, British Columbia, Korea, China, Burma, Tibet and most prolifically, India. He also produced portraits of some of his contemporaries and etchings of Reading, Ludlow and his home city of Edinburgh.

In 1924, Lumsden wrote the text “The Art of Etching”, which has taught many subsequent generations of etchers.
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